About

Hello and welcome to tristupe.com ! I have been blogging since May 2004 and it actually serves as an outlet for me to chronicle events in my life. I was publishing on opstupe.blogspot.com and re-launched the blog to tristupe.com in October 2011. 

I grew up in Klang Valley and very much a KL-boy. I am trained as an Engineer (Electrical & Electronics) and currently functions as a Principal Engineer/Country Lead for a US MNC and I have extensive working experiences which you can view in my LinkedInprofile.

Growing up, I was never a sports person. My foray into physical activities was solely based on strength sports such as javelin, discus and shot-put. I could not sprint and could not run distance. I grew up wanting to own a bicycle - and finally got one when I was 12 years old through years of saving those "angpow" money. I have never run distance until I was accepted into Royal Military College, Malaysia. That too, I could not break the 8minutes mark for a 1-mile run. My foray into endurance sports date back to about 10 years ago - when I decided that bodybuilding was not for me. I got to a massive 95kg (which really, it was fat) and no way could I compete without any aid. It was a tough decision (then) that has proven to be a good one (now).

Some of the worthy mentions of races I’ve entered (not by order of achievements) till July 2013

No less than 10 adventure races (multi-discipline);
Numerous 10km runs, lost count of my 21km runs;
13 marathons (that's 42km if you are curious);
One Kapas-Marang swimathon (6,5km Island to mainland);
Numerous duathlons (minimum 5km-20km-5km Run-Bike-Run);
Lost count of Olympic distance triathlons(minimum 1.5km-40km-10km Swim-Bike-Run);
Eight Long distance triathlons (Desaru Triathlon, minimum 2km-90km-21km Swim-Bike-Run);
Five Powerman duathlon (minimum 10km-60km-10km Run-Bike-Run);
Three Ironman Triathlon (3.8km-180km-42km Swim-Bike-Run) with personal best timing of 14hours 30mins;
Three Sabah Adventure Challenge (minimum 150km multi-discipline);
Three Kinabalu Climbathons (21km. Run starts from Timpohon up to Peak and back to Park HQ;
Two Hash Challenge that consist of trail run no less than 42km;
Organised the first Xterra Triathlon in 2009 (Kuantan) that was the first in South East Asia;
Two Xterra Malaysia World Championship in 2013 and 2014, offered a spot for Maui, Hawaii;
Previously a competitive Rugby player for Old Putera Association (Alumni of Royal Military College);
And the list will be added on…

Currently a sponsored athlete by 2ndSkin Asia (Sports Apparel), Garmin Malaysia (Tracking Devices), Skechers Performance Malaysia (Sports Shoes),  Hammer Nutrition (Sports Fuel), Kraftfit Compression wear (sports compression), Spyder Phillipines (helmet and sunnies) and Camelbak (Sports Hydration tools). I am in collaboration with JVC Kenwood Malaysia to review their line of products.

I have appeared in a Television program (TV3 Explorace 2007) and numerous publications such as Running Malaysia, Long Life (Chinese Lifestyle Magazine) FHM, The Edge, The Star, Cleo, Sin Chew Jit Poh and Oriental Daily. I conduct running workshops and was involved in helping/sharing my knowledge with the sports groups in both corporate and social setting.

As an amateur triathlete, I was sponsored by Tune Money in 2009 and is currently a 2ndSkin Athlete since 2013


In July 2011, I took a big step and changed my eating habits and lifestyle. I am a self-confessed foodie (yes, you can still ask me where to get the best food) and I turn around 180 degree and started a rewarding journey of clean eating and living. It was superb for stress (and depression) management. In about 10 months, it started to show results and I went from (waist) 36 inches to a svelte 30 inches. I dropped from 85kg to 67kg, bringing my body fat count from 25% to a cool 9%. I have since wrote a lot about food, health and training routines – which are what brought you, my readers here. I thank you all for the support.

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