Synopsis: I am Hoksan AN, I am really lucky that I was born and to grow up in Prek Toal located in Battambang province in Cambodia, with a beautiful and quiet floating village with our floating house, where is my life skills helped me to gain a tertiary education also working in nearby Siem Reap.
My parents and their parents were born in the floating village (Prek Toal). They are got married during the Polpot genocide.
There are 8 people in my family and I have five sisters. My two older sisters died during the Polpot genocide, so now I have only one older sister and two young sisters. My family is not rich and we have only fishing to support our life.
My village (Prek Toal) is a floating village. We have a dry season and a wet season for 6 months each. During dry season, the villager’s fish around the side of the Tonle Sap lake. In the middle the water is low - some places is 1 m, 2m and 3m deep. Some of them grow vegetables for eating and for sale. In the wet season, the water is very high and the villagers go fishing inside the forests, rivers, lakes...not in the middle of the Tonle Sap lake.