Sampat Ee Sampat Thong

(Version in Hokkien)

Sampat Ee Sampat Thong

Ai Ka Lang Luan Chu Kong

Aneh Gong Tua Tai

Ha Lang Ch’io Ka Mm Chai

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(Version in English)

Aged aunties are erratic

Loves to spread rumours

Why are they so foolish

Aren’t they aware they are being ridiculed?

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About this Rhyme/Saying:~

This Hokkien Rhyme/Saying describes the traits of certain people who went about gossiping without realizing the consequences of their actions.

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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