My Kingston - Dr Matthew John Rebeiro

Member of the College of Optometrists

Sunday, August 05, 2012    

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The optometrist — on a return work trip to the Rock — soaked up the rays and music by DJ Richie D at the Euphoria All-White Luxury Booze Cruise. We managed to pull aside the smooth talker for a few questions.

What are your earliest memories of Kingston?

On my first day here, I was taken to Lime Cay. I relaxed there for the whole day. It gave me an unbeatable impression of Jamaica and many years later it is still one of my favourite spots!

What do you miss when you are not in Kingston?

Kingston and its infamous curried goat. I can never make it the same way when I am back home in Australia.

What are your favourite home comforts?

I miss my car. It's lots of fun!

What would you do if you were mayor (of Kingston) for a day?

Probably throw a party! But first I'd walk around my constituency and invite everyone to come.

What's your favourite movie?

I like anything by Al Pacino or Robert De Niro. The first two films that come to mind are Limitless and Scarface. Singin' in the Rain starring Gene Kelly is also among my favourites.

What steered you in the direction your current career?

I wanted the chance to travel around the world. Everyone around the world has eyes and they all need to be able to see. It's a portable profession and I get paid to go to the places around the world.

What's the last bit of music that stirred your soul?

Three Little Birds by Bob Marley had me today.

Share the title of the last book you read.

Fine on Acting: A Vision of the Craft by Howard Fine.

Which cologne (s) are you currently splashing?

RSVP by Kenneth Cole

What is your preferred beverage?


What upsets you?

I don't get upset very often. Perhaps it would be when I lose things.

Share your favourite spots on the island.

Lime Cay, Frenchman's Cove, Portland in general and Idle Awhile Resort in Negril.

What's your advice to a first-time visitor to Kingston?

Be nice to the Jamaican people and they will do the same. Everything else will be easy after that.

What's next for you?

Fame and fortune! (smiles)

Who would call you at 3 a.m?

Someone who wanted to leave a voicemail!

Finally, what's your philosophy?

Prepare for the worst, but expect the best. Take it easy and always have a back up plan.



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