Human connection is a need. This is a reality that each of us face as we realize our being and existence. Royston Tan reminds us of this need, in the character of the boy seeking filial connection with a stranger as he sneaks at the wee hours of the morning to investigate and connect in every way possible with his Korean tenant. Royston Tan's own experience in loneliness, he tried to connect with his new world as his family was uprooted to live in a government housing project. The sadness and loneliness of Xuan Wu is infectious as it pulls the string of memories in the mind of viewers of instances of being alone and singularity.