Gong Lang

(Version in Hokkien)

Gong Lang, Gong Tai Tai

Si Liau, Bo Lang Chai

Lang Kong Tang, Ee Kong Sai!

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(Version in English)

Stupid person, really stupid

When he is dead, no one would know

When people talk about this, he is talking about that!

 

About this rhyme/ditty:~

This rhyme/ditty is similar to “Tor Pui” except for some words. It pokes fun at ignorant people and i meant as a teaser said in jest!

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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