(Version in Hokkien)
Seng Niau, Pek Chau
Seng Knia, Put Hau
Seng Khit Chiak, Tata Jit Kau!
(Version in English)
Pamper the cat, climbs up the stove
Pamper the child, and they would turn out to be unfilial
Pamper the beggar, and he would come everyday!
About this rhyme/proverb/saying:~
This rhyme/proverb/saying is a lesson to all.
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..