On The Porch ! / Can It Happen ?


In 2009 l interviewed a bankrupt Cambodian millionaire who contributed $3 million,

To George Bush’s presidential campaign in 1988.In 1960  he was 19 years old when he fled his country and came to America as a refugee.He settled in Los Angeles ,living with his friends.

Working 16-20 hours a day in a Doughnut  shop ,withe the next 25 years he was able to build,

An empire owning 30 Doughnut  shop.In 2000 he was invited to Las Vegas as a guest speaker .

When he left Las Vegas few days later he had lost 10 million dollars on Baccarat Table.

Within  9 years he lost every dollars he owned . Now he lives on the porch of his friend’s house ,in Long Beach.

Before l left him ,his friend told me .”If he gets his hand on a five dollar bill he will find a way to go to a local Casino.His friend thinks that he lost a fortune of 35 million dollars on gambling.

(( Its hard to Build but its easy to destroy .Jalal Michael Sabbagh-http://mysuccessisyoursuccess.wwordpress.com))

11 thoughts on “On The Porch ! / Can It Happen ?

    • jmsabbagh November 1, 2015 / 4:01 am

      The sad thing its a true story.Thank you so much for commenting.

  1. osarobohenry November 1, 2015 / 6:50 am

    My friend this is a very sad news although I don’t know him but I am touched. Many might blame him for carelessness but we should remember that it was the same man that has been working 16 – 20 hours a day. Do we think that he has forgotten all the sufferings?
    He might make some mistakes because no man is free from mistake.
    It’s high time we know that whatever happens in the physical, there is always a spiritual backing whether good or bad because the spiritual controls the physical.
    According to the interview, it all started after he was invited for a talk. I am not saying that the people that invited him for the speech are bad.

    • jmsabbagh November 1, 2015 / 2:32 pm

      Thank you for your inspiring comment.When a person becomes a slave for his physical needs he loses his humanity. How many tragedies we have heard ,famous and rich people cause by using drugs and lethal Cocaine ,or Heroine ?Hollywood is known for such tragedies.Regards

  2. Adrian B November 2, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    Sad story Jalal. I think he is the luckiest man in the world that after he spend all his money he still has his friends. Have a good day my friend.

    • jmsabbagh November 3, 2015 / 1:33 am

      Thank you Adrian for reading and commenting.L do think he is lucky to have a good friend.Best regards my friend.Jalal

  3. reocochran November 4, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    Gambling is an addiction, just like people have compassion for alcoholics and drug users. There are many people who listen to Tim Allen’s comedy skits but forget the fact he was in prison for cocaine use and drug selling. Robert Downey Jr is a hero in many eyes, in movies called, “Iron Man.” The point is he once had serious drug addiction and jail time, too. This man could not cure himself from gambl8ng. He needs G.A. – gambler’s anonymous.

    • jmsabbagh November 5, 2015 / 12:36 am

      I hope the many will read your comment.When a person is mind blind there is a little hope.Depression is this modern age ‘s trade mark. Regards

  4. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus November 14, 2015 / 11:38 am

    Thank you for sharing this Story Jalal, it’s a sad one and not just because of this Man’s addiction to gambling but because of his focus on money, it robed him of having the right foundation which is God and He tells us we can’t Love both Him and Money.

    Seeking after worldly wealth is dangerous, it brings many into Spiritual Poverty, God provides our needs we do not have to seek after great wealth, it only leads to greed which is a foothold for Satan to manipulate us.

    Matthew 6:19 -21 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal But lay up for yourselves Treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal, for where your Treasure is, there will your heart be also.

    Christian Love in Christ Jesus – Anne.

    • jmsabbagh November 14, 2015 / 2:30 pm

      Anne,the modern liberal societies are pushing God to rear end.There is a war on Christianity every where,Especially in the West. Jalal

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