Eric Wong, AAAA's 25th Anniversary Honoree

November 5, 2007

What does this honor from the AAAA mean to you?

“First I’m really honored and excited to be recognized by the Asian American Arts Alliance. It’s definitely a fantastic honor for what they do in promoting awareness and talent it’s fantastic to be a part of it. For me working behind the scenes and being able to work with all the fantastic artists that I do it’s great to just be recognized by my people.”

Have you had a rough road because of your race?

“I never looked at it that way. I had the dream; I wanted to be in this industry, I wanted to do it and somehow I am able to do it. I just never had the idea that I can’t do it because I’m Asian or I can’t do it because there aren’t a lot of Asian Americans in the music business. It was my passion and dreams so I followed it, so I’m very privileged where I am but it took a lot of hard work to be where I am.”

On Kal Penn:

“Fantastic actor. I wish him the best of luck in everything. It’s fantastic for him to be recognized so I support all his endeavors.”

Are you a “Harold & Kumar” fan?

“Totally. I’ll honestly admit that I really am. Ever since I saw it I got the DVD and everything. Fantastic.”