I'm not Asian, but study the language and culture. My martial arts instructor is Korean, we often discuss philosophy and religion (he insists I am Pul gyo do).
I'm currently learning Japanese, but Korean confuses me (the words often have different meanings for the same word, like eye and snow, both are pronounced noon).
Music helps, if I like a song, I am forced to translate it to appreciate it. Korea has alot of pop music, so it's easier to enjoy, and at the same time forces me to learn.
Korea is beautiful, but it is without a doubt the coldest place I've ever been. Once the wind started, I was convinced I would freeze to death.