Chiak Par Khoon

(Version in Hokkien)

Chiak Par Khoon

Tarn Ji Oon

Khoon Par Chiak

Tarn Ho Giak!


(Version in English)

After eating, sleep

Waiting for fate

After sleeping, eat

Waiting to be rich!


 About this rhyme/ditty:~

This is a rhyme/ditty about lazy people in the hope of striking it rich without working!

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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