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I’m almost in my 8th month of pregnancy now, and baby Zee is starting to become a taekwondo protege (read: strong kicks inside my tummy). It’s getting harder to walk, since she loves to stretch her legs even as I move…

Anyways, just this morning my supervisor asked me when I’m taking a leave. I told her it would probably be on the last week of June, since I’m due on the 27th of that month. I also decided on taking a maternity leave days before my EDD because of the “no work, no pay” rule of the company (add to that the 20% temporary decrease of our salaries, geez).

I asked her if I could do some work at home after I give birth (if I’m allowed 2 months of maternity leave, the second half would be the work-at-home sked) just so I don’t lose the writing groove and at the same time I get at least a portion of my salary. But my supervisor advised me against it, and told me of a rather unfortunate situation a co-employee has experienced when she chose to work at home after she gave birth.

See, the co-employee had the same idea as I did: to do the work at home during the maternity leave. The company did not pay her for the hours she worked on because, they said, that she was currently getting her SSS maternity benefits during the time she worked from home. Seemed like she can’t get both the SSS benefits and the salary at the same time. It was either that or the other.


And yeah, the company does not have benefits other than the government mandated ones. And a health card which is going to expire soon (with only basic coverage to boot, ie, check-ups, prophylaxis).

So there goes the idea to work from home during the latter part of my maternity leave.

Now I’m really itching to start this chocolate business idea of mine. I could do that at home, sell them from home, while I take care of baby Zee.


Sometimes there are just some people who do not know what to do with their time.

Result: they think of really mundane stuff to implement. As if the stuff they think of actually does something positive to, let’s say, the company’s revenue.

I just wish they channel their energies to thinking of something that would really be helpful to everyone. Not to do some stupid things just so they could say they’re doing something.


Enough with the rants.

Just want to apologize to sisses utotmopink and larlaane. I owe you guys tags. Will do them, promise.

To sis rors, I’m not sure if you signed up under me in Bukisa, but thanks for being in my network.

Speaking of Bukisa, it’s kinda hard to earn there, especially when the earnings depend on unique views. So far, I’ve posted two articles and have had five unique pageviews. I’ll try to write more, probably write reviews, and see where this goes from here.

I’m almost reaching $1 at MyLot. I know, it’s pretty slow. I guess it’s because I don’t stay long much. $9 more and I can request for my payment. Wonder how long this will take me.

To my friend G, I would like to try Odesk, but I don’t have a constant Internet connection in the apartment (moved out of the house kasi). Will try that one when hubby decides we should get one.

That’s it. See you guys around!


  1. utotmopink

    sis.. why don’t you try adsense? you can earn better money with it ๐Ÿ™‚

    13 years ago
    • moonchild117

      i recently tried adsense on my blogger blog. income’s a bit slow, pero okay lang, not complaining. thanks sis!

      13 years ago
  2. Gino

    ito na ang simula ng “penguin walk” ๐Ÿ™‚

    13 years ago
    • moonchild117

      salamat… remind me not to wear black and white for the next two months. ๐Ÿ˜›

      13 years ago
  3. twopenneth

    its fun reading your pregnancy anecdotes hahaha. I can only imagine how it feels like. Hope you have a safe one.

    13 years ago
  4. gel

    Look into oDesk when you have time. Although competition’s getting tougher, it’s perfect for those who want to stay at home especially new moms like you.

    13 years ago
  5. Madz

    Hi sis, this is Madz from GT. Thank you for adding my blog in the “That’s Interesting” portion of your cute blog, nice layout! looks cool and clean. I think I’m gonna make a list in my blog of blogs I visit and I’ll include yours.รœ

    13 years ago
  6. Yuri

    lol @ taekwondo protege… remember to enroll Zee in Milo’s Taekwondo sports clinic… you may have a future Olympian in your hands, este tummy pala…



    13 years ago
    • moonchild117

      kung hindi man siya maging athlete, sana rakista tong anak ko. haha! labo no? ๐Ÿ˜›

      13 years ago
  7. Ivy@Spinning Lovely Days

    Isn’t pregnancy fun? lol I remember suspecting my baby of trying to do a judo move on me. Here’s my 2 cents’ on the earning online thing:

    MyLot – get tasks; they get you to payout quicker

    Adsense – took me a year to reach payout, but a nice surprise when you do get there. suddenly you have +- 5k bucks.

    Odesk – too much of a commitment for me just yet (that’s my problem though). got through the application and was halted by the need to take the readiness test. just can’t seem to get around to doing it.

    Paid posts – this is what gives me the most online earnings; i get the most opps from payperpost

    HTH ๐Ÿ™‚

    13 years ago
  8. melita

    Hay naku! Wag ka na nga umasa. Remember when I worked offsite for a whole month, because of my appendectomy? They said I HAD to choose between the pay they were going to give me for working offsite and my SSS sick benefits, because I couldn’t have both. AND they told me this AFTER working a full month from home. Siyempre, kukunin ko na yung company compensation dahil sayang ang effort ano. But still, they could’ve just NOT revealed that I worked offsite, so I could still get my SSS benefits. Then again, asa pa ako. Hehehehe.

    13 years ago
    • moonchild117

      Hi Mel! Oo nga, kainis no? Weird talaga policies nila… so anti-employee. LOL!

      Hey, I’m putting your link on my blog ha? Thanks for dropping by. ๐Ÿ˜€

      13 years ago
  9. melita

    Hayaan mo, at least ikaw may bundle of joy, sila wala, belat sila! Hahahaha!

    Thanks for the link, btw.

    13 years ago

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