Fulfilling the request of my brother, sis-in-law, aunts and cousins, I’ve scanned the legendary compilation put together by my late grandfather, Dato’ Paduka  Haji Wan Ibrahim bin Wan Soloh. I had used my dad’s copy to scan it.

As mentioned, this compilation was what inspired me to start my writing journey. He actually typed many copies of it when he was 80 years old back in 1985, passing his compressed knowledge on to his children and grandchildren.

I wonder if I could even get myself up when I am at that age.


The Thoughts of A Wandering Mind – by Dato’ Paduka Haji Wan Ibrahim Wan Soloh

You may download the scanned copy of the compilation by clicking on the link below or the image above.

Download it here:

The Thoughts of A Wandering Mind

The file is rather large (29.3 MB). It was a bit difficult to scan it as it wasn’t typed on the normal A4 size paper.

The sight of the original version is a classic.

To my family members, have fun reading and learning about our legendary grandfather, Tok Ein.

My Late Grandfather, Dato’ Paduka Haji Wan Ibrahim Wan Soloh


Dato’ Paduka Haji Wan Ibrahim Wan Soloh was born on 24th December 1905 in Klang, Selangor. Although he was born and raised in Selangor, his roots traces back to Kedah – tracing back to Wan Su, Temenggung Kolot Bukit Lada, Mukim Padang Kerbau, Daerah Kota Setar, Kedah. He received his primary education at the Vernacular School, Langat from 1915 until 1917. He then continued his studies at Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), Perak.

He was conferred the title Dato’ Seri Amar Diraja by the Sultan of Kedah in 1959, which made him responsible for managing customs (adat-istiadat) related matters for the Kedah royal family.

He married Datin Wan Mardziah Wan Sulaiman (Tok Mak), daughter of the Shaykh Islam of Kedah, Haji Wan Sulaiman Wan Sidek. Their marriage gave birth to 11 children and among them is my daddy, Wan Ahmad Lotfi Wan Ibrahim.

He was the person who gave me and brother our names – our beloved grandfather, Tok Ein.