Lau Ah Pek

(Version in Hokkien)

Lau Ah Pek

Chua Wa Khi Thak Chek

A, B, C,

Sinseh Thau Chiak Kali

Wa Phak Lu 

Lu Phak Ee

Wa Sayang Lu

Lu Sayang Ee.


(Version in English)

Old man

Brought me to school

A, B, C,

The teacher stole some curry

I beat you

You beat her

I love you

You love him.


About this rhyme:~

This is a  schooltime teaser rhyme recited by children while playing.

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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