Long Ee Long Toak

(Version in Hokkien)

Long Ee Long Toak

Khui Ch’wooi Luan Chu Choak

Mm Sai Aneh Tau

Aneh Bo Kio Gau

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(Version in English)

Bang chairs bang tables

Cursing as he opens his mouth

One needn’t be arrogant nor proud

This is not what we call clever!

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About this Rhyme/Saying:~

This is a Hokkien Rhyme/Saying. It advises one to refrain from displaying their agitation because there are better ways to resolve issues, disputes or problems.

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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