Recently two of my Sydney haunts closed down. Sydney Antique Centre will cease operations at the end of June, and my favorite Korean buffet BBQ also shut down. Along with my acceptance of Andrew Garfield as Spiderman (? are these related?), it's undeniable that I'm no longer young young. What is it about favorite places closing down that makes one feel old? Maybe because those places had strong associations with my (in hindsight) happy 'postgraduate years'.