Ah Ko Bay Ark Nooi

(Version in Hokkien)

Ah Ko Bay Ark Nooi

Ah So Bay Tharm Phooi

Ah Tniau Gau Pang Phooi

Ah Kor Chuan Tua Khooi


(Version in English)

Brother in law sells duck eggs

Sister in law sells spittoons

Mom’s brother in law farts excessively

Dad’s sister sighs away her displeasure!


About this Rhyme:~

This is a meaningless Hokkien Rhyme.

The author/owner has compiled for record, a collection of early Hokkien sayings, proverbs, rhymes and ditties to capture the essence and spirit of his hoi polloi, a community originating from the southern province of Fujian, China where individuals climbed aboard bum boats, crossing the South China Sea to settle in faraway lands to escape the brewing civil unrest and a way out from hardship carrying along with them in their journey, nothing except their trademark ponytails and their beliefs, very much rooted in Confucianism. These proverbs and sayings has always been a guide and lesson to the many who has never been to school so as to help them steer well in the river of  life and in a way, it seeks to retell their lifestyle way back then so that the younger generation can gain an insight and foothold to their origin..




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