Gua Si Kong Chu Kong

(Version in Hokkien)

Gua Si “Kong Chu Kong” Eh Peng

Ch’niar Chieu Thnar

Toe Chieu Ch’eng

Ow Khar Thart Lu Si Teng Teng!


(Version in English)

I am “Confucius” soldier

Right hand block

Left hand punch

Hind leg kick you to death!


 About this ditty:~

This is a ditty that children recite when they were play acting while mimicking a famous Chinese personality named “Confucius” who is regarded by many, even worshipped as a wise sage.

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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