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.”