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Carpool + Liveband Karaoke + San Diego Cruisin’: Part Two

Disclosure: All meals, flights, and accommodations were provided by The Kia Exclusive Brand Experience. All opinions are my own.

After the first few days which included meeting new awesome people and learning about the new Kia fleet. Now it was FINALLY time to test drive these babies!

I joined my girls LaShawn, Maria and Natasha for the day to try out the Kia Optima and the Niro. We were given pre determined directions for a super scenic route through San Diego. We immediately turned on some good tunes and just like that it was road trip time!

The route was stunning. Being a born and raised Brooklynite seeing mountains still take my breath away. I clearly need to go to California more!

Our first stop was Krispy Kreme–I still don’t understand what the big deal is about this place? Maybe because we don’t have any (that I know of) in NYC? Nevertheless, I got a jelly doughnut and it was pretty good. Don’t know if I quite believe the hype though :).

For the rest of the day we took the time to explore and take pictures all around San Diego–there are so many beautiful murals and historic monuments all over the place that we had a hard time choosing where to stop for pictures. San Diego is stunning (but I’m saving that for another post).

Then this happened!

We did a Carpool Lipsync video as a part of a contest, we didn’t win but we were featured!

Live Band Karaoke

I don’t sing. Like at all. I’m the person that gets up on the karaoke stage with a complete case of the giggles who doesn’t take any of it seriously. Nevertheless we were given a full list of songs from the band and I determined that I was absolutely going to sing a song.

It so happened that the two people before me were actually really good, legit, real, classically trained singers. So you can imagine the feeling in the pit of my stomach when they announced that I was next. *downs margarita*

I chose “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan. It’s a classic song from my childhood. I know every word and I completely lost my mind when the DJ played it at the Mom 2.0 conference just a few weeks ago. Obviously, I had this in the bag…right?

It was actually quite hysterical. If I thought I could sing, I actually cannot. Like not at all. My “pitch” was completely off, but you know what? I had the BEST time. I had incredible back up dancers–the live band helped me out A LOT and I was an R&B Star for a day. It was SUCH a fun time, I’m so happy that I bit the bullet and “sang” in front of everyone. It’s really a testament to the Kia family that you can feel comfortable to do just about anything.

Wrap Up

The next day I spent the day touring San Diego (separate post upcoming), but I really had the best of time. We got the royal treatment and I am forever grateful to the Kia team for providing me with such a wonderful experience.

Live Karaoke, Amazing #lipsync video + more in part 2 of my @Kia #SanDiego trip! #thenewkia #hosted Click to Tweet

Have you ever sang karaoke?


Monday 19th of June 2017

I think you sound a million times better than I would!! Pitch.. meh. It's not everything. Spirit is! And I love the car video!!!! I saw it on FB last week. Also, my mom LOVES Krispy Kreme. I finally had one when I was in my 20's and had a stomach of steel and it hurt! Oh man. I think that's what indigestion is. It was like my only ever experience with it.


Friday 16th of June 2017

The car contest one was so cool and so different. I loved all the ones I saw! Krispy Kreme....glad there is none near me

Janine Huldie

Friday 16th of June 2017

Looked like so much fun and also love the song you chose, as it totally reminds me of my own youth, as well. By the way, we did have Krispie Creme Donuts out here back in my early 20s. And the donuts were all the rage back then. I can even recall that I was working at the time for a local brokerage fir. The firm pushed clients to buy into the IPO (Initial public offering) for them. Because of this, we could dozens of boxes delivered to the office. While I would say they were tasty. Still wouldn't say they were better than Dunkin Donuts ;)