a fuselage of confusion
a fuselage of confusion
a mathematical world
a calculating specie
the crown of mankind
Our younger generation is full of degrees and double degrees. I
wanted to befriend a man whose eyes speaks of kindness, whose
mind trails your heart, whose mouth makes the flowers bloom.
A women’s grace should be allowed to flutter and color the whole world.
The feline species love attention. In spurts. That is
if you know when they spurt and when you need to
Women should not worry about unreasonable unwarranted attention they
get from men. They should thank their lucky stars that there is an element
in them that deserves looking at.
Truly the wisest of people are all draped in garbs. From Jesus to Buddha, from
Confucius to Rabindranath Tagore down to Mahatma Gandhi, its simplicity
never fails to capture our imagination and garner the wearer herds of followers..
From the womb that bears God lies immeasurable love that carries.
My dad is a kind unassuming man. Almost to a fault. When you are near
him, you could almost hear a pin drop. He didn’t have a good
relationship with mom. But he stayed on for our sake. Beyond the
fighting, there is always us in between. You can say we were broken
at a very young age but we survived the ugliness as they took all the
pain unto themselves.
Unless it had been determined to be diseased or dead, why should
old trees be axed at the expense of man? Just because man are
allowed to grow but trees are not? Trees do not need to give way
to men’s struggle for progress just like many animals already did.
Why don’t men instead move away from nature since they are so
threatened by it?
(Version in Hokkien)
Lang Oo Ean Sio Tu
Lai Chi Peng Chniar Lu Chiak Bak Hoo
Nar Chiak Nar Beautiful
Chiak Loke Khi Lu Powerful
Nar Chiak Nar Wonderful
Um Meh Ko Ay Phak Chinese Kung Fu
Tuar Ti Bin Ch’ng Ko Ay Kar Ee Luan Luan Bu
Um Meh Ni Ko Ay Kar Ee Sneh Kong Chu
Lang Peng Ewe Eh Kau Koo Koo
Ar Bay Kau Ang Mor Uwa Kio BladyFool
Lang Lai Chi Peng Oo Ean Sio Tu
Kinna Jit War Bay Cho Cheng Hoo
Kar Khi Bay Bak Hoo
Bak Hoo Ko Chay Chay
Nar Chiak Nar Ho Say!
Lai Chi Peng Ko Oo Kow Ee Thang Chay
Ho Chiak Ay Si Ko Bay Chay Chay
Eng Lai Chit Peng Chay
Khar Eng Ko Khee Siam Tay
Cho Ong Tay!
Ginseng Tay Tay
Seng Chiak Por Sim Thay
Chiak Par Pnuar Mien Say
Por Lu Ay Sim Thay
Ko Por Lu Ay Khar Tay
Um Meh Ko Oo Lart Chniau Karaoke
Pang Keh Ko Ay Lai Holiday
War Eh Lang Ay
Pai Khar Ko Tay
Ang Mor Uwa Kio Everyday
Wa Ji Lai Bay Hoo Tay
Seng Chiak Seng Ho
Khoon Chneh Ar Mien Huan Lo
Chiak Par Khnua Astro
Um Meh Thiau Disco
Beh Chiar Bay Bakerol
Ch’oot Mooi Mm Si Chay Volvo
Meh Si Lu Ko Ay Cho Hero
Lang Ko Chin Ho
Lang Lang Khnuar Tiok Lang Lang Ko Ti O Lo
Oo Lang O Lo Tapi Bo Lang Tau
Liow Lu Chiak Liow Ko Chin Chniar Ean Tow
Tay Ya Ko Oo Sau
Bo Lai Chit Peng Chiak
Toe Chiak Teh Lau!
(Version in English)
It is fate that made us meet
You come here and I treat you with “meat floss”
The more you eat the more beautiful you become
After eating you become more powerful
As you eat you feel more wonderful
In the evening you can display your Chinese Kung Fu
On the bed you are still very capable
At night you can still make scholarly babies
Our friendship will last long
If we can’t click, the English will call it “BladyFool”
When we come here its because of fate that makes us meet
Today I can’t form the government
Therefore I became a “Meat Floss” seller
“Meat Floss” aplenty
The more you eat the more prosperous you become!
Each time you come there will be seats for you
If it tasted good then you can buy more
Do drop by when you are free
If you are freer then maybe you’d go Thailand
And become an emperor!
Ginseng is short
If you eat it before others then it will benefit your body
After finishing you don’t need to wash the crockeries
It has nutritious value for your body
And it even benefits the sole of your feet
At night you have good strength to sing the Karaoke
When the school term breaks, you can come for a holiday
My person is short
Cripple and short
The English says “Everyday”
If you come often I will have trouble to keep it in containers
It is better if you eat first
When you are awake there is no need to worry
After eating you can watch “Astro” (our local tv channel provider)
At night you can dance the Disco
Buy a car, buy a Backerol
When you go out you don’t sit on a Volvo
But a Backerol
At night you can also be a Hero
And possess a good disposition
Everyone who sees you will be full of praises
Many will be flattering you and no one will speak bad about you
And after eating you will be more handsome!
And pocket loaded with Cash
If you don’t come here to eat
Most likely you are dining in a High Class Restaurant!
About the Rhyme:~
This is a modern lengthy Hokkien Rhyme concocted by a ‘Bak Hoo Seller’ in Lorong Selamat to promote her meat floss. Armed with wit, she keeps her guests entertained with her rhyme while selling her meat floss.
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 proverbs and sayings has always been a guide and lesson to the many who has never been to school so as to help them steer well in the river of life and in a way, it seeks to retell their lifestyle way back then so that the younger generation can gain an insight and foothold to their origin..