Peel and slice cucumber very thin. Sprinkle with salt and let stand for 30-60 minutes with a plate and a 5-pound weight on top. Squeeze out the water on a paper towel. Combine the sugar, white vinegar, garlic powder or minced garlic, and water. Add the cucumbers and marinate for a few hours. Sprinkle with paprika and black pepper before serving. Enjoy your meal!!!