Short General Feng Shui Introduction
Feng Shui is not a religion. It’s an art of placement, an art of developing yourself in ways that gives you the means to draw in the good “chi” or good energy around you and live your life to the fullest.
For those who are beginners in Feng Shui or just starting to learn about Feng Shui, a “chi” is a subtle electromagnetic energy that flows through everything, passing on information from one entity to another. It is a term use referring to the universal “energy” around and within us.
Choosing your wedding date is a important. If you’re planning on getting married in 2014, please read my other lens Feng Shui Lucky Wedding Dates 2014 to guide you in selecting your lucky wedding date. Choosing the right colors for wedding day is also important.
Choosing the Right Colors for your Wedding Day
It is important to choose colors that are harmonious and beneficial for the couple. Since Feng Shui is about harmony, think of Yin Yang colors, the most harmonious and beneficial pairing of wedding colors. In most traditional wedding, we see the groom wears a black tux and the bride wears a white gown. Interestingly, in Feng Shui, it is a good balance of Yin (female) and Yang (male) energies. In Feng Shui, a black color is a yin energy, so a wedding groom wearing a black tux is in good harmony white the bride wearing a white gown is also in harmony with the yang (male) energy. In general, you should consider harmony of the whole event not only in the colors but also in elements being used, in shapes, and also in numbers. There should also be a good combination of heavy and light fabrics. This is important to attain an auspicious and harmonious start.
It is important to choose complimentary colors on your wedding day.
Wedding Color Combinations that Create Good Luck
When you choose a Yang color, add it’s Yin color version to create balance.
2. A dark blue color works great with light blue
3. A purple color work well with lavender
4. A dark green color motif works well with light green.
5. Yellow color and red color together is the perfect feng shui pairing for wealth, harmony and good social standing
6. Green colors works in harmony with the blues.
7. Blues with metal colors (white, silver, gray, gold) also works well for each other.
8. Silver color, white, gray and gold are metallic colors. A metallic color works in harmony with yellow or blue color.
9. When you can, try to avoid matching a red color with any metallic color because this is considered unlucky.
Off-White Wedding Gown is Luckier than White
You might have heard that red is considered the most auspicious color for wedding dresses in Asia, especially in China. In fact it is the traditional Chinese wedding color. This is because the red color is considered color of happiness. If you want to apply this in a wedding, you can simply throw in some pop of red in the wedding bouquet or in the wedding reception.
In my Squidoo lens, I wrote about the shocking Notice of Civil Penalty that I received from my State’s Toll Enforcement Office. If you haven’t read it yet, please visit this link —> I Received a Civil Penalty Notice for Toll Fee Violation so that you will understand my case. This is the continuation of that previous lens.
I am sharing my experience about my Toll Fee Civil Penalty Hearing so that others will have an idea how the process goes and what to expect when they’re about to go through the process.
Getting a Schedule for In-Person Hearing
to Dispute a Civil Penalty
If you’ve read my Squidoo lens, you will understand why I wanted to dispute the Civil Penalty violation that I received from my States toll fee enforcement. As I’ve mentioned in that post, I wanted to dispute the charges because I (including my car) was out of town at the time of the said toll fee violation. I was out of state for months. Plus, there is no way that it was me or my car since I don’t drive or pass through the toll road location posted in my civil penalty violation notice, and the attached car picture taken from toll camera is not mine. It’s a different car, different color, different make and model. Although I am pretty confident that it was not me, I was puzzled why the photo of a different car was showing my license plate. (Photo Credit: angeloangelo, on Flickr)
I called the toll enforcement office. I got the number from the notice that I received. A customer service representative provided me a date and time for the administrative hearing. The earliest schedule I was able to get was almost 30 days after. I also received a copy of this information in the mail three days later.
Gathering Relevant Papers for Evidence
Since I am disputing the Toll Enforcement charges, I need to be able to show strong evidence about my case. Disputing this civil penalty means facing an administrative judge (at a public court hearing facility) who will decide if I am liable or not. In our State, we have up to 20 days after receiving a notice of civil penalty to either pay, send a written dispute about our case or schedule an in person hearing. So, in case you receive one from your State, please check your State’s toll enforcement website and check your Administrative Hearing Process. (Photo Credit: BLW Photography)
Learn More About Toll Road and Fees
For evidence, I prepared important documents such as vehicle registrations. I have two different ones since I transferred my car registration to my old State. I even printed a copy of my itineraries since I was out of town, and copies of my car’s auto transport receipt. I also printed photographs of my car, especially the front and back side with the license plate showing prominently. It didn’t sound too relevant but I had to have them just in case the judge ask for it.
Basically, I prepared anything I can think of to prove my case. I also read more on the toll enforcement website and read about things to expect during the administrative hearing, what to wear, what to bring and what not to bring.
As stated on the notice I received, I can bring any documents, photos, and witnesses as evidence. Legal representation is prohibited in the hearing.
The Administrative Hearing
Our administrative hearing was less formal than a state court trial but it follows a basic court structure. It’s similar in terms of hearing room etiquette, safety, fairness and due process of law. For administrative hearings, individuals must dress appropriately and obey rules. (Photo Credit: MDGovpics)
It is a requirement to arrive earlier than the the scheduled hearing. It’s important that you arrive early for you to have enough time to find good parking, and time for go through security process. A valid photo identification along with the notice of civil penalty was required prior to entering the secured vicinity.
There were other toll violation cases scheduled at the same time. We all went in the hearing room. All persons were asked to sit quietly until their case is called.
When I was called first, the judge presented evidence provided by the Toll Enforcement Office and then gave me the opportunity to present my evidence. I testified and offered evidences. The Honorable Judge determined that I am not liable.
I was then asked to go out of the hearing room. I was not able to hear what the other cases were. Outside, I had to wait for my submitted evidence to be returned. A toll enforcement office employee took care of my papers. He then gave me a copy of final order on my case’ administrative hearing, dated and signed by the administrative law judge.
After couple of days, I received the same copy in the mail.