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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘sugar’?

on October 27, 2012
Koren Preserve - Sugar Island

Koren Preserve – Sugar Island (Photo credit: Odalaigh)





1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘sugar’?
2) Could you live without sugar or do you have a sweet tooth?
3) What do you use sugar for?
4) Is sugar god or bad for our bodies?
5) Why do lovers call each other ‘sugar’? Do you think it’s a good name to call someone you like?
6) Is sugar addictive?
7) Do you like meat dishes that have sugar added to the sauce?
8) How many sugar cubes can you eat in one go?
9) Did you have a lot of stuff with sugar when you were a kid?
10) Pablo Picasso said: “Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar.” What do you think about Picasso’s quote?






1) Do you like sugar?
2) Are you sugar or spice?
3) What would the world be like without sugar?
4) Would you like a sugar daddy?
5) What’s the difference between white and brown sugar?
6) Do you like eating / chewing on sugar cane?
7) How much sugary stuff should you give to children?
8) What do you think of artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes?
9) How did Europeans survive before sugar arrived in Europe?
10) Helen Rowland said: “A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.” Is this good advice?


One of the more popular beaches in the municipality of Santa Fe in Bantayan Island, Cebu is Sugar Beach because of its wide area of white-sand beach as well as its affordable room accommodations and services. They are the “go to” resort during the super peak season in the island of Bantayan – Holy Week. The island is allowed by the catholic church to eat pork meat during this season because according to history, it was during this time of the year where the fishermen of Bantayan could not find any fishes which makes them lose their main source of income as well as their main food.

Sugar Beach is located less than 10 minutes away from the sea port of Santa Fe which is the usual gateway of visitors coming from Hagnaya, Cebu. Because of the broad beach front encompassing the resort, most of the tourists prefer Sugar Beach as their place of stay and relaxation. Their rooms are not really the best quality and most of them are less maintained which makes it not very pleasing for those who are looking for decent rooms.

The beach is where some of the tourists pitch their tents in lieu of using the resort’s rooms. There is a minimal fee of P100-P150 which is still negotiable. The resort does not have its own restaurant but there are a few people who will visit you and ask if you want something to eat and they will cook for you. A small carenderia (eatery) owned by Aling Bising is found at the side of the resort, at P70 pesos you will already fill up your tummy. Bringing of grills is your own choice and you can cook near the coconut trees. There are a lot of open air cottages which makes it appealing for those who just simply want to relax, enjoy and chill in this resort.

Sugar Island:

The first large immigration of Koreans with passports to live in America occurred between 1903 and 1905. There were 7,226 immigrants disembarking from 65 ship arrivals: 6,048 were men, 637 were women, and 541 were children. Many of the early immigrants have had some contract with American missionaries in Korea. For some Western-oriented Korean intellectuals, immigrating to the United States was considered useful in part to help them in the modernization of their homeland. Consequently, the recruiter for laborers for the Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association (HSPA), David Deshler, had no trouble finding Koreans from a wide range of social classes willing to sail to Hawai’i.

Australia may take a place in the front line of the global biochemical industry thanks to a new partnership between the University of Queensland (UQ) and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Both institutions have teamed up to develop and patent the technology to convert sugar cane into bioplastics and green chemicals. The UQ-KAIST partnership matches Queensland’s strengths in sugar cane production with South Korea’s status as a global chemicals giant. The goal of the agreement is to fuse biotechnology and nanotechnology to create hyper-efficient biorefineries that convert sugar cane into a multitude of green products.

Queensland Premier Peter Beattie was present at the signing of the UQ-KAIST agreement in Seoul earlier this month. UQ Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Greenfield, who signed the collaboration deal, said that the trillion dollar global chemical industry was expected to shift gradually from reliance on oil to reliance on biomass in coming decades.


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