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THE CHEENI CHRONICLES

All Things Cheeni

Welcome to The Cheeni Chronicles, my very own passion project and personal blog. Explore to see what I am up to and what I can offer. Perhaps The Cheeni Chronicles will ignite your own passions as well?

 

ABOUT

Behind Cheeni Chronicles

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Vicky Zhuang Yi-Yin

Filmmaker | Writer | Performer | Theatre Productionist | Storyteller


I was born in Pakistan, and both my parents are Chinese. That makes me Pakistani Chinese. Yeah, not a very common combination. It isn't. To be honest, I am an anomaly. An interesting one too. This website is about my celebration of life in Pakistan and my work.

 

THIS IS ME

My name is Vicky Zhuang Yi-Yin. I am a storyteller. My parents came to Pakistan in the 1980s from China, and I was born in 1988. I have lived in Pakistan ever since. That has been a very strong part of my identity as a First Generation Pakistani born Chinese, and I wear it like a badge. 

This is where I document my experiences, my work and share my thoughts in a more curated form. I enjoy the stage, behind the camera, singing songs and working with words, and sometimes I also teach what I know to other people. You'll get to see more things coming up on this website with each project that I complete. 

 
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You might be wondering what Cheeni means and why is it part of my title? The word "Cheeni" or "چینی" means "Chinese" in Urdu. Growing up, I used to hate being called that because it was something random strangers would call me on the streets, and then even my class fellows and friends started calling me that. Now, I take that word and weave it into the work that I am doing. It is a fun take on the identity that I hold on to that I am Chinese, but I was born and raised in Pakistan.

It also means sugar, but I don't want to associate with that, at least not right now. 

If you'd like to collaborate with me or ask me about anything, you can email me at thecheenichronicles@gmail.com