Sun Kiew Kiew

(Version in Hokkien)

Sun Kiew Kiew

Heh Bo Chiew

Chia Kay Bah

Oon Tow Eu

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(Version in English)

Skinny fellow,

Prawns without whiskers!

Eating chicken meat

With soy sauce

 

About this rhyme/ditty:~

Similar to “Liew Liew Liew“, Sun Kiew Kiew is also heard in street games when we laugh at others shameful silliness, all in the name of fun!

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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One response to “Sun Kiew Kiew

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