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The Story Of Ah Gong and Ah Kim


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A Story with Life Lessons to reflect upon to grow in compassion and wisdom.
Story written in romanized Hokkien ( poetic couplets) and English

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The Story Of Ah Gong and Ah Kim

  1. 1. 1 The Story of Ah Gong and Ah Kim Written in Hokkien Couplets with English Translation
  2. 2. 2 Ah Gong Gee Chap Huei Cha Bor Ee Ai Tuei Ah Gong is twenty years old. He likes to follow or go after girls.
  3. 3. 3 Ee A Kang Tai Too Ee Chin Chia Kia Soo He works as a pig slaughterer He is a Kiasu fellow. ( Kiasu ~ Afraid to lose out )
  4. 4. 4 Lim Chew Ah Gong Ai Boh Tuei Tay Goh Kai Ah Gong loves to drink liquor. He doesn’t follow the 5th Precept.
  5. 5. 5 Sok Hoon Chin Chia Chay Kio Ee Keh Ee Bay He smokes a lot. When asked to quit, he can’t.
  6. 6. 6 Poot See Khee Puak Kiau Oo See Khee Pak Chiau He always goes to gamble. At times he goes to shoot birds.
  7. 7. 7 Ah Gong Ai Chuei Bor Kia Chuei Tiok Lau Hor Ah Gong wants to find a wife. He is afraid to find a ‘tigress’.
  8. 8. 8 Cha Bor Ee Kau Suah Poot See Khee Sung Hwa Ah Gong courts or woos women. He always goes to present flowers to them.
  9. 9. 9 Kow Eng Boh Kang Tang Oo See Boh Peng Aun Marriage is no simple matter. Sometimes it does not give peace.
  10. 10. 10 Ah Gong Pai Seng Tay Ee Seow Ee Siong Tay Ah Gong is hot- tempered. He thinks he is God.
  11. 11. 11 Ee Chin Boh Lau Sit Kia Oay Kia Boh Tit He is very dishonest. He goes on the wrong path, not the right one.
  12. 12. 12 Ah Kim Ho Cha Bor Boh Hor Lang Khang Kor Ah Kim is a good girl. She doesn’t cause others to suffer.
  13. 13. 13 Ee A Thor Teik Swee Sim Siang Cheng Khee Chooi Her morality is beautiful. Her heart is like clear pure water.
  14. 14. 14 Chub Kow Huei Ah Kim Ee Chin Chiak Ho Sim Ah Kim is 19-years old. She is very kind-hearted.
  15. 15. 15 Ah Kim Chin Soo Boon Kong Owah Chin Chia Soon Ah Kim is very gentle. Her speech is good and smooth.
  16. 16. 16 Ee A Chin Thoon Loon Seng Tay Gau Kor Poon She is very patient. She also watches carefully her temper.
  17. 17. 17 Ah Kim Tuei Hood Li Ee Put See Hua Hee Ah Kim follows the Dhamma. She is always happy.
  18. 18. 18 Ee Por See Siew Kai Boh Kong Luan Choo Pai She does charity and observes morality. She just doesn’t simply pray foolishly.
  19. 19. 19 Ah Kim Poon Chay Sian Ee Oo Lang A Ean Ah Kim also meditates. She is well- liked by others.
  20. 20. 20 Ah Kim Oo Choo Pee Kong Owah Chin Jia Tee Ah Kim is compassionate. She speaks gently and sweetly.
  21. 21. 21 Choo Pee Tee Huei Oo Peng Aun Ee Boh Soo She has compassion and wisdom. She is peaceful and not troubled.
  22. 22. 22 Ah Gong Khee Par Ti Cheng Kah Chin Seksi Ah Gong goes to parties. He dresses sexily.
  23. 23. 23 Thiau Boo Thiau Kah Seow Looi, See Kan Ee Liau He dances very crazily. He wastes his money and time.
  24. 24. 24 Ah Gong Too Ah Kim Nah Kuah Nah Jeep Sim Ah Gong meets Ah Kim. He gets more and more infatuated.
  25. 25. 25 Ah Gong Tui Ah Kim Ee Noh Lang Siau Chim Ah Gong courts Ah Kim. The two of them kiss.
  26. 26. 26 Boh Koo Ai Kow Eng Min Kia Koh Boh Beng Not long later, he wants to get married. Things are still not settled.
  27. 27. 27 Kah Ah Long Cheok Looi Chiah Lang Chit Tuah Tooi He borrows money from the loan sharks. He invites lots of people.
  28. 28. 28 Ah Gong Chin Khang Khor Beh Chee Ee A Bor Ah Gong has great suffering. He cannot support his wife.
  29. 29. 29 Ah Kim Oo Sin Liau Ah Gong Seow Kar Siau Ah Kim pregnant. Ah Gong is worried like mad.
  30. 30. 30 Boh Koo Oo Tua Soo Boh Looi Koh Boh Chu Before long he faces great problems. He has no money and no house to stay.
  31. 31. 31 Ji Lay See Chin Khor Chiak Moi Puey Chai Por This is great suffering. He eats porridge with pickled vegetable.
  32. 32. 32 Ah Kim Ai Li Khooi Guan Yin Si Boh Looi Ah Kim wants to leave Ah Gong. This is because of financial woes.
  33. 33. 33 Ah Kim Khee Pak Ooi ‘Oo Kang Boh?’ Ee Mooi Ah Kim goes to another place. ‘Any work?’ She wonders.
  34. 34. 34 Ee Koot Lat Cho Kang Mai Seow Boh Ho Aun She works very hard not thinking of her bad husband.
  35. 35. 35 Koot Lat Chin Iau Keen Hock Khee Lai Kah Kin Hard work is very important. Blessings will come quickly.
  36. 36. 36 Ah Gong Koh Boh Pian Tor Teik Boh Hoon Lian Ah Gong has not changed. He does not practice morality.
  37. 37. 37 Ee Koh Cho Ork Soo Lim Chiew Ee Koh Oo He still does unwholesome actions. He still continues his drinking.
  38. 38. 38 Ah Gong Chin Gong Tai Har Mee Lang Pun Chai Ah Gong is very deluded. Everyone knows about this.
  39. 39. 39 Boh Koo Puah Peh Lo! Khor Leng See Eng Ko Alas! Soon he falls sick. Perhaps it’s due to Kamma.
  40. 40. 40 Ah Kim Chin Seng Kong Ee Peng Aun Kiang Khong Ah Kim is very successful. She is peaceful and healthy.
  41. 41. 41 Ah Kim Chin Cheng Sim Boh Hai Lang, Boh Lim Ah Kim is very religious / pious. She doesn’t harm others, she doesn’t drink.
  42. 42. 42 Ah Kim Oo Por See Au See A Khee Thee Ah Kim Does Charity work. In a future life, she can go to Heaven.
  43. 43. 43 In Wei Boh Hood Li Ah Gong Cham Kah See Because he has no Dhamma, Ah Gong has terrible suffering.
  44. 44. 44 Ah Gong Boh Siew Kai Hooi Hiam Chin Li Hai Ah Gong doesn’t keep his precepts. The dangers are very great.
  45. 45. 45 Ah Gong Boh Hua Hee Ee Oo Siau Ai See Ah Gong is not happy. He does think of ending his life.
  46. 46. 46 Ah Gong Tiok Tua Soo Sung Khee Loh Koon Choo Ah Gong has a critical problem. He is sent to the Hospital.
  47. 47. 47 Peh Kah Chin Lee Hai Jee Lay Boh Lang Ai His sickness is very serious. Nobody wants to be sick.
  48. 48. 48 Lang Kah Ah Kim Kong Ah Gong Peh Boh Song People inform Ah Kim that Ah Gong is miserably sick.
  49. 49. 49 Ah Kim Chin Choo Pi Ai Ah Gong A Ee Ah Kim is very compassionate. She wants Ah Gong to be cured.
  50. 50. 50 Noh Lang Ho Toh Tui Jee Lay Hood Li Swee Both of them reconcile. This is beautiful Dhamma.
  51. 51. 51 Ah Gong Ho Liau Lo Chai Tiok Ai Cho Ho Ah Gong recovers. He knows he has to do good.
  52. 52. 52 Ah Gong Tuei Hood Li Ah Kim Chin Hua Hee Ah Gong follows the Dhamma. Ah Kim is very happy.
  53. 53. 53 Noh Lang Gau Siew Heng Ah Neh Khor A Theng Both of them cultivate well. This way, suffering can end.
  54. 54. 54 Uncle Kah Auntie! Mai Beh Kee Hood Li Uncle and Auntie! Do not forget the Dhamma.
  55. 55. 55 Oh Uncle Auntie! Koot Lat Thak Hood Li Hee Bung Lu Hua Hee Be diligent in learning the Dhamma. May you be happy! The End With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin