Lau Peh Oo Tiam Thau
Khwi Khi Lai Tay Eya Oo Swnar Thau
Chay Motor Ay Gia Chiar Thau
Kong Uwa Ko Chong Thau.
(Version in English)
You are a handsome man
And you wear branded clothes
Your dad is a shopowner
When you dig into your pocket, cash is plentiful
When riding a motorbike, you can perform stunts
And when you talk, the crowd is guaranteed to listen!
About this rhyme:~
This ditty is more of a banter meant to praise guys who are handsome. When recited, it is guaranteed to put a smile on their faces.
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..