Liew Liew Siau

(Version in Hokkien)

Liew Liew Siau

Boe Kian Siau!

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(Version in English)

Shame on you

Who doesn’t know shame!

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About this rhyme/ditty:~

This rhyme/ditty is always used on children to deter them from running everywhere whenever adults put on their clothes for them and if they do, it is also recited to make them come back!

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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