Thoo Lu Ku Lau Kau Hee

(Version in Hokkien)

Thoo Lu Ku

Ji Chap Si

Huan Na Kak

Pnuar Kau Hee

Pneh Teng Peng

Lau Kau Lin Tok Teng

Tok Teng Khiau

Lau Kau Si Khiau Khiau!


(Version in English)

Baldy, Baldy

On the twenty fourth

At the Esplanade

There was a monkey stunt show

When the stage collapse

The monkey rolled down the table

The table went off balanced

And the monkey died!


About this rhyme/ditty:~

This rhyme/ditty is a tale that gradually became an advice to hyperactive children with tendencies to misbehave.

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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