For those who are interested in seeing some scooter-related pictures and video from my recent trip to the Philippines, I've uploaded some.
Here's a link to the pictures, including my visit to the Vespa dealer in Manila that sells the "Vitto" (their version of the Stella). It was pretty cool:
And here is a 3:35 minute video (see next paragraph for clearer but slower to download version) of me riding a scooter through the small town of Borongan, Eastern Samar. No wheelies, stunts or other action, but much different scenery from NYC. And notice the motion of the camera... the roads are terrible!:
UPDATE: I noticed that uploading it to YouTube.com degraded the resolution substantially. Here is the original video, much clearer in AVI format (but you may have to wait for it to load):