08 January 2011
Lat tali lat tam pom
LAT TALI LAT TAM POM. (Local version of the universal "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe")
I heard this on the radio recently. Apparently, it's an "Old Town White Coffee" jingle.
I always thought it was "Lat Tali Lat Tam Pong".
I think there are many variations of this. Depending on which state you are from.
My son says it's "Lat Tali Lat Tali Tam Plom".
His friend from Sabah says it's "Lai Lai Lee Lai Tam Plong".
Stephen says it's "Oh Bay Sohm". *giggles*
I remember that, in my family, we used to have this extended one but I don't know where we got it from.
It goes like this
Lat Tali Lat Tam pong
Masak Ikan Kembong
Beranak Dalam Tong
Keluar Anak Patong
Ahhhhhhh! Childhood innocence. Those were the days.
It looks like I wasn't the only one reminiscing. Googled it and stumbled upon these fellow bloggers.
Sid who has it in his header
and there are more....
(pic taken from here. Requested permission but no reply yet, so I'll remove it if I'm told).