I met Matthew the same day I met the last guy, Joe. In fact I talked to 3 people that day :). When I approached Matthew he was with a friend. I had asked both of them if they wanted to be interviewd, but only Matthew was up for it. 1 is better than none! Here is what Matthew had to say.
1. Where are you from?
Originally from Calgary. You want to know my ancestors?
Matthew: My mom’s Romanian and my dads Italian, so we have that ethnic background which is why I love Calgary, a lot. And I speak Italian.
Rob: Cool! So are you the first born Canadian in your family?
Matthew: Ya, my mom is from Romania and my dad is from Northern Italy, so ya it’s a cool mix. They love Calgary as well.
Rob: Ya it’s a good spot. So you’ve lived there all your life then?
Matthew: Yes I have, well actually I lived in Florida for a bit, it’s totally different. I’m not gonna lie, I actually like it here a lot more. The people are a lot better, a lot more intuitive and I feel like they are a lot smarter and a lot more diverse.
Rob: So you like living in Calgary then.
Matthew: Ya I love Calgary.
Rob: So what is about living in Calgary that you like exactly, besides great people.
Matthew: I like the environment. I like the night life, it’s cool you get to meet a lot of new people. And also the air, it feels a lot healthier and a lot more fresh. I also like the views.
2. What do you like to do for fun?
I like to play instruments. The music scene here is pretty good.
Rob: Cool, what do you play?
Matthew: I play the guitar and piano, although I am trying to produce in my off time. I also like the bar and club scene.
3. If you had to describe Calgary to some one, what would you say?
Defiantly not a hick town! It’s very different. There are so many different types of people here. You get a peace of everything, of every culture and every walk of life, so that’s what I love.
Rob: Great, me too! I’m with ya there.
4. Have you ever ridden a horse?
No I haven’t. (Laughter). People think it’s all about cowboys and it’s not haha.
5. Anything you’d like to add?
For people who don’t really know much about Calgary, it’s not really that isolated and it’s a modern city, so you’ll definitely like that aspect. Everything is here and you can try so many different things here and that’s why I would recommend Calgary.
Thank you for taking the time to talk to me Matthew! 🙂