Phooi Si Pak Lai Hong

(Version in Hokkien)

Phooi Si Pak Lai Hong

Boh Pang Ko Beh Siau Tong

Pang Liau To Chin Sit Leh

Boh Pang Ko S’ng Sim Tay.


(Version in English)

Fart is actually air from our tummy

If you don’t release it, it feels constipating

If you do, it is embarrassing

If you don’t, retaining it is not healthy


About this rhyme/saying:~

This rhyme /saying is about the effects  flatulence if retained..

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 ditties retell their story and their lifestyle way back then so that the younger generation can gain an insight and foothold to their origin..




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