I just found out yesterday that Wes Craven is filming the 4th installment of his teen-slasher horror film franchise Scream. I must admit I was quite a fan of the Scream films. Scream 1 poked fun at the whole teen-slasher genre but managed to be entertaining and had a brilliant twist-ending. I was pretty sure it answered all dangling questions but then came Scream 2 which sought to prolong the drama while making more money. Finally, there was Scream 3 which for me was like beating a very dead horse with a stick. So you can understand why I was perplexed to find yet ANOTHER Scream film was in the pipeline. Speaking of perplexing horror sequels, early Saturday morning, I was awoken by the deafening sounds of machines working hard on our street. What?! Roadworks again??!
If you happen to follow my blog, you will recall that in September last year, our untarred road was finally tarred. Well, not quite. It was indeed too good to be true.The road contractor managed to complete half the road leaving us with a bizarre Yin-Yang pattern:
RoadWorks Part 1: The Half-baked Yin-Yang
The road contractor mysteriously disappeared and we were left to wait with bated breath for the sequel. Finally, in January this year we were given Roadworks Part 2; the memorable sequel:
Roadworks Part 2: The Mysterious Yang-Yin Dusty Trail
Roadworks Part 2 was strange and completely unsatisfying. Alas, yet again before any questions could be asked, the road contractor had evaporated into thin air! Life went on and seasons changed. Heavy rains came and the shoddy nature of the first two installments of the Roadworks franchise were becoming apparently. Suddenly, this past Saturday, the roar of engines signalled the 3rd installment in the horror franchise:
|Roadworks Part 3: All Yin and some zen|
Finally, after almost a year, it appears our street is finally uniform. There is zen on our street. But here's a thought; instead of half-baked shoddy work, wouldn't it be better to do a really good job the first time around? Or like horror film franchises, do we have to keep waiting for yet another installment? Sad to say, but that is why I call it "Third World Living".