Ay Hiow Pui, Bay Hiow Pui

(Version in Hokkien)

Ay Hiow Pui

Pui Bin Chooi

Bay Hiow Pui

Pui Khar Thooi!


(Version in English)

If you want to put on weight

Do it on your face

If you put on weight incorrectly

You will fatten your thighs instead!


About this rhyme/ditty:~

This is a rhyme/ditty that speaks of beauty. Many people still look pretty despite being fat on the face but with a fat thigh, you will look ugly and out of shape no matter how!

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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