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Meeting the Dragon
By Berna Agsalon
Last March 29, 2017, I had a very rare opportunity to meet the Dragon.
You might ask, “Who is the Dragon?”
Well, the Dragon is none other than BBT Online Global, Inc.’s President, Mr. Masamoto. Big Boss Dragon (BBD) as everybody in the Philippine office fondly calls him is a name coined by our Managing Director, Ms. Joy V. Kuffel.
As part of their annual visit to the Philippine office, everybody had a chance to meet BBD and Ms. Tomoe through a General Assembly (GA) headed by Ms. JVK.
To kick off the GA, fellow instructor, Liz Agawa led us in an inspiring prayer. Next to it, Ms. JVK introduced to the instructors the distinguished guests. When BBD was about to speak, he didn’t realize that we prepared a little something for his birthday. His eyes widened in surprise when we all started singing “Happy Birthday”. Then Assistant Manager Edgar Mendoza suddenly appeared holding a cake complete with a lighted candle for our Big Boss Dragon’s 50th Birthday. Everybody rejoiced and clapped their hands! And BBD? Oh, he looked very delighted!
The next part of the program was BBD’s presentation about the Overview of BBT Online and its’ major goals for the new fiscal year. As a new employee of BBTOGi Philippines, it was an enlightening and educational experience to listen to his presentation. I was also impressed to learn that “good quality instructors” contribute to the success of the Business English and Management Programs of BBTO.
In closing, BBD expressed his positive outlook for the company in the year ahead. BBTO and BBTOGi will continue to work together to bring forth President Kenichi Ohmae’s vision, “that all business people in Japan acquire communication skills that can produce results and make them active in the world.”
After the program, we had a chance to socialize with BBD and Ms. Tomoe. We also enjoyed the photo op and eating the delicious lunch prepared by BBTOGi Management.
Truly a memorable experience, I felt so privileged to have met the Dragon and Ms. Tomoe in person and be part of the birthday celebration. These, so far, are two of the highlights of my career as a BBT Online English Instructor.