I’ve been to a lot of wholesale markets in Korea. And, even for a local like me, it can be intimidating.
In the military, we do a lot of exercises. And ‘a lot’ is an understatement. In South Korea particularly, we (i.e. the military) have a special saying that we need to be “ready to fight tonight” because we don’t know when things with our neighbors to the north will turn south, if you know what I mean.